Guest Post – Author Sophie Hardcastle

Title: Breathing Under Water Author: Sophie Hardcastle Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Hachette Australia Release Date: July 12   Hey everyone!! I have returned! I apologise for my mini hiatus but I hope to post a few more things in the coming weeks. I have been EXTREMELY busy! Alas, I have returned with a post. Sophie Hardcastle, author of Breathing Under Water, has kindly submitted this post for your enjoyment. It details her typical day when she is writing! Enjoy……

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas REVIEW

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2 Author: Sarah J Maas (fav) Genre: NEW ADULT fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Release Date: May 3rd 2016 Minor A Court of Thorns and Roses spoilers  - synopsis via Goodreads  Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she…

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When We Collided by Emery Lord REVIEW

Title: When We Collided Author: Emery Lord Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Release Date: April 2016 We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know… Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along. Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world. Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures. In an unflinching story about new love, old…

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski REVIEW (UK blog tour)

Title: The Winners Kiss Series: The Winners Trilogy #3 Author: Marie Rutkoski Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Source: Review Copy [e goodreads synopsis: War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she…

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Interview with Jaclyn Moriarty- A Tangle of Gold blog tour

I had the pleasure of taking part in th Blog tour for the upcoming finale to the Colours of Madeline Trioogy, A Tangle of Gold.    Series: The Colours of Medeline #3 Release Date: February 23 Purchase link: http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781743533239  Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia (I have a review coming for the entire trilogy VERY SOON) Here is my Q&A with the lovely author:    (This first question was inspired by Jocie, over at YouTube.com/thenameisjocie): (NUMBER ONE)  As I am sure you are…

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SHADOWHUNTERS GIVEAWAY

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GIVEAWAY ALERT  GIVEAWAY ALERT GIVEAWAY ALERT Do you want to win not 1, not 2, not 3 but SIX BOOKS? Well, you’re in the right place!! Thanks to the amazing team at Walker Books Australia, I present to you, the opportunity to win a COMPLETE set of the newly-rebranded Mortal Instruments series!!!! So, how do you win? Well, first of all, there ARE some rules.  YOU MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT. (So super sorry to all you international folks. One…

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AUSTRALIAN RECOMMENDATIONS

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All the Australian bookish recommendations!! Today, on the 26th of January is Australia Day. In CELEBRATION of that, here are some of my favourite Australian things that you might enjoy: THE AUTHORS Here in Oz, (as in Aus, not the wizard of Oz. 😉) we are home to some GREEEaAATT authors. Here are SOME of my favourites: Lynette Noni Alison Goodman Maria Lewis Melina Marchetta Rhonda Sermon John Marsden Amie Kaufman Marcus Zuzac (Not that I’ve read The Book Thief……

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Raelia by Lynette Noni REVIEW

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Title: Raelia Series: The Medoran Chronicles #2 Author: Lynette Noni Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Pantera Press Release Date: March 23rd Source: Review Copy “Life is full of crossroads, Alex. Full of choices.” Returning for a second year at Akarnae Academy with her gifted friends, Alexandra Jennings steps back through a doorway into Medora, the fantasy world that is full of impossibilities. Despite the magical wonder of Medora, Alex’s life remains threatened by Aven Dalmarta, the banished prince from the Lost…

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Who’s Afraid? by Maria Lewis REVIEW and Q&A— Blog Tour

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Who’s Afraid? By Maria Lewis    Hello, hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the newly released Who’s Afraid by Maria Lewis. Here’s everything you need to know: Title: Who’s Afraid? Author: Maria Lewis Release Date: January 12 Publisher: Hachette Australia Links: Goodreads || The Book Depository  Synopsis via Goodreads: This is the story of Tommi, a young Scottish woman living an ordinary life, who stumbles violently into her birthright as the world’s most powerful werewolf.…

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 2015 — A Year in Review 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!WHOOP WHOOP! — — In this post, I’ll be discussing: -some STATISTICS -my TOP 10 FAVSSSSS -the runners up -my 5 most… Disappointing reads – – Every year, goodreads shows you some statistics for that year. Here are some of mine:    My goal was 70 books so YAY! SUCCESS And here are some more stats that I compiled myself: New series (to me): 17 **note that I do not plan to continue all of those series Book…

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Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman REVIEW

  Title: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (AKA: the Dark Days Club) Author: Alison Goodman  Series: Lady Helen #1 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Release Date: December 14, 2015 (AUS) Links:  GOODREADS ~  Rating: New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s eagerly awaited new project: a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter! London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn…

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SARAH J. MAAS INTERVIEW: Supanova Brisbane 2015

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HEELLLOOOOOO! On the 28th of November 2015, myself and some fellow Australian bloggers were offered the opportunity to interview Sarah J. Maas! Massive thanks to: Jocie from thenameisjocie Brittany from NiceGirlsReadBooks And: Philippa and Angelya from TeaintheTreetops It was so great meeting you guys!! – Prior to the event, we compiled our money and our minds to put together an Australian package to give to Sarah.  Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of it:   Some of its…

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